Discover Jazz Class: Brian Blade & Eric Harland

Discover Jazz Class: Brian Blade & Eric Harland

Discover Jazz

It's About Time

Thursday, February 23, 7:00pm
at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Brian Blade

Brian Blade & Eric Harland

The driving force behind every jazz ensemble, the drummer represents the quintessential role as conductor, literally driving the band and creating explosive solos while providing the nuances of dynamics and accompaniment. This spring Discover Jazz takes a close look at the contributions of six extraordinary artists — Tony Williams, Peter Erskine, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Brian Blade and Eric Harland — tracing their signature sounds, distinctive presence and influential mark on jazz drumming today and beyond. Series taught by SFJAZZ lecturer, composer and bassist Cory Combs.

Among the “young lions” today, Brian Blade and Eric Harland have attained an extraordinary level of recognition for their work with Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman, the SFJAZZ Collective and many more. We are thrilled to have Eric Harland as our special guest for this class! Don't miss his Spring Season performance the following night with the Dave Holland Overtone Quartet!